Is it just me or do other mum's wake up and instantly think about what to feed the family with for the day?
It seems that from waking up, all I can think about is my options of what to make or bake for the family coming
in from school or work.
My children are very easily pleased in the sense of their meals and will eat anything I make them so it is nice
to be able to try new things without worrying they will not give it a go to.
The only thing I am getting annoyed at though is the fact I do a monthly shop which saves us money buying it in one big bulk, but I am finding myself buying the same items on every shop.
I always fill my feezer with meat as we are a family of meat eaters and the fridge with fresh veg which gets topped up every week but for some reason I have always seen a good meal to be a meat and two veg dish and it seems to have stuck with me through out growing up .
This often means I enjoy making meals such as lasagne, spaghetti bolognaise , broth and dumplings, roast dinners, potato /pasta bakes etc .
I do not buy many ready prepared choices like chicken nuggets or fish fingers etc , as the family always
prefer home made and fresh although I admit there are the odd occasions where it seems quick and simple when I am feeling tired or ill.
This has started to bore me in something I used to really enjoy as I now am beginning to get into a monthly routine where the children even know what they are getting for their tea time meals.
For instant on the day the shopping arrives, I always make us a lasagne with salad, chips and corn on the cob. It is a family favourite and so we all really enjoy it , but predictable meals are becoming annoying and I actually made myself not make a lasagne last night (food arrival day) and made a chicken and bacon supreme potato bake.
It was absolutely deliscious , I can not deny that. The brother in law who can be quite fussy with food especially
vegetables, stayed over after helping my husband at work, actually called it handsome which made me over joyed.
It was nice to change the routine around and we all really enjoyed it.
I want to ensure I have made a nutritionally balanced meal at the end of the day.This is what leads me to making at least one big meal each evening .
The children are all on school meals and although I have seen the menu which looks and says it is healthy, I actually can not comment on what my children are eating, how much they are consuming and what ingredients are being placed into each of their school meals.
This is the reason I make an evening meal myself. I think it is important not only for me but them to understand that fresh home made meals are far more healthier and fulfilling to eat than a quick ready meal like chicken dippers and chips for example.
They all enjoy helping in preparing the meals with me from the 4 year old to the 12 year old and I think this is something they can all learn for the good of their growing up.
Today I woke to find myself taking out the fresh mince to make our evening meal but what am I going to make. We usually use mince for a lasagne, shepherds pie or spaghetti bolognaise so what else can I do with it ?
Are you a person who wakes up and instantly thinks about their evening meals, how do you manage to keep new ideas coming to the table ?
At the moment I am currently enjoying my most favourite dinner time snack , the freshly made ham , salad sandwich in extra seeded loaf. Now this is a dinner I always enjoy .